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Prelinger Archives
by National Paint, Varnish and Lacquer Association
movies
eye 81,026
favorite 114
comment 48
Atomic tests at the Nevada Proving Grounds (later the Nevada Test Site) show effects on well-kept homes, homes filled with trash and combustibles, and homes painted with reflective white paint. Asserts that cleanliness is an essential part of civil defense preparedness and that it increased survivability. Selected for the 2002 National Film Registry of "artistically, culturally, and socially significant" films.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War, Waste disposal
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 34,945
favorite 32
comment 7
Soldiers prepare themselves, just in case the big one hits.
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Prelinger Archives
by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 33,686
favorite 30
comment 3
Documents Able Day and Baker Day blasts of the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Island in the Pacific. Contains footage from many of the ground and aerial cameras set up to record the blasts, beginning with B-29 aircraft "Dave's Dream" dropping an atomic bomb on Bikini Atoll.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Weapons, Marshall Islands, Pacific Ocean
Prelinger Archives
by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 20,619
favorite 25
comment 2
Documents Able Day and Baker Day blasts of the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Island in the Pacific. Contains footage from many of the ground and aerial cameras set up to record the blasts, beginning with B-29 aircraft "Dave's Dream" dropping an atomic bomb on Bikini Atoll.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Weapons, Marshall Islands, Pacific Ocean
Prelinger Archives
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies
eye 74,798
favorite 92
comment 16
Frightening civil defense procedure film aimed at Cold War-era elementary school students.
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Topic: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense
Prelinger Archives
movies
eye 126,758
favorite 125
comment 15
Footage from an atomic bomb test - probably Operation Tumbler-Snapper? The same footage also appears in "Operation A-Bomb (1953)".
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Topic: need keyword
Prelinger Archives
by U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Civil Defense
movies
eye 50,231
favorite 59
comment 8
Optimistic vision of fallout and civil defense countermeasures.
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Topic: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense
Prelinger Archives
by Warner Pathe News
movies
eye 15,256
favorite 18
comment 2
Newsreel stories reformatted for educational presentation, including the assassination attempt on President Harry S. Truman.
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Topics: Newsreels, Presidents
Prelinger Archives
by U.S. Office of Civil Defense
movies
eye 21,086
favorite 46
comment 7
Nuclear fallout menaces Americans.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War
Prelinger Archives
by Warner Pathé News
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eye 16,241
favorite 21
comment 1
Compilation of 1950s newsreel stories on atomic weapons testing, civil defense and nuclear energy.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: General, Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Atomic-nuclear: Weapons
Prelinger Archives
by U.S. Army Air Forces
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eye 29,774
favorite 26
comment 7
Airplanes and missions of the U.S. Army Air Forces, emphasizing Operation Crossroads (the Bikini Island atomic bomb tests).
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Weapons, World War II: Army Air Forces, Aviation: Military
Prelinger Archives
by U.S. Office of Civil Defense
movies
eye 113,953
favorite 134
comment 15
"Explains" the dangers of the atomic bomb, the effects of radiation and how to protect oneself if caught in the open or in the home.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War
Prelinger Archives
by Archer Productions, Inc.
movies
eye 714,468
favorite 350
comment 76
Selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" motion pictures. Famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Animation
Prelinger Archives
by U.S. War Department
movies
eye 91,064
favorite 88
comment 21
How the atomic bomb destroyed the people and cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.
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Topics: World War II: Japan, Atomic-nuclear: Weapons, World War II: Nuclear weapons
Universal Newsreels
movies
eye 1,399
favorite 1
comment 0
(1) Sea Wolf sub power plant may need replacement after shakedown cruise (2) coffee fiesta and parade and beauty pageant and comic bullfight in Colombia (partial newsreel)
Universal Newsreels
movies
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favorite 6
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(1) Ike in Panama, greets President Arias, (no pics of panama) (2) "Operation Alert. Mock H-Bomb Attack Tests Civil Defense" - Washington HQ is nerve center; Chrysler Air Raid Siren, Pentagon leaders helicoptered to secret locations (3) "Enter Jet Age. Japan Air Force Gets U.S. Sabres" - Japan receives first 9 Sabrejets, Japan red circle painted on sides of jets (4) Miss Universe beauty contest in Long Beach, won by Miss USA "36-25-36" (5) sports: motorcycle...
Prelinger Archives
by Bonica (Joe)
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eye 186,195
favorite 163
comment 33
Early atomic weapons testing.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Weapons, Cold War
Community Video
by US Army Signal Corps, Pictorial Service
movies
eye 12,217
favorite 23
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Shortly after the end of the war an American mission was sent to Japan, to report on the destruction wrought by the atomic bombs. The mission, organized by the Manhattan Engineer District, included engineer and medical officers and a few scientists. This film portrays some of the devastation they witnessed,.
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Topics: atom, atomic, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, World War II, WWII, atom bomb, ABomb, nuclear, nuclear weapon,...
A/V Geeks
movies
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favorite 48
comment 6
Explains the atom as the basic structure of matter. Depicts the birth of the atomic age from Alamogordo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki through the development of the thermonuclear H-bomb. Addresses the morality behind the awesome power of atomic energy. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topic: science vs. religion
Universal Newsreels
movies
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favorite 13
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1) Nationalist China seated in UN, Malek departed, absent when Korean War began (2) "Communism" - Berlin, France, Japan, Union Square in New York, spy Gubitchev deported (3) "Korea Invaded" - MacArthur, savage war of attrition on narrow beachhead, scores died, atrocities, rapidly narrowing perimeter, but 12 nations rallied, led by Canada, Inchon landing, air cover of B-29s dropping bombs, allies pushed north, "then, it happened" and UN armies forced into retreat,...
Universal Newsreels
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eye 6,334
favorite 10
comment 2
"Washington: Evidence found on the Maryland farm of Whittaker Chambers, forging a new link in the chain of spy data, is examined by Congressman Nixon and Chief Investigator Stribling of the House Un-American Activities Caommittee. The film may answer a lot of questions the country is asking." - Nixon looks at microfilm, the so-called pumpkin papers, Chambers says "Hiss is lying", pictures of pumpkin patch (no sound) (partial newsreel).
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Universal Newsreels
movies
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favorite 9
comment 0
(1) "Washington: Hearings begin before the House Un-American Activities Committee, on charges of communist infiltration in Hollywood, Chirman Thomas outlines the scope of the probe; while Eric Johnston, head of the M.P.A., denies the threat of communist influence and states that the Reds will never succeed in Hollywood." scenes of HUAC chaired by J. Parnell Thomas and its investigation of the Hollywood 10 (partial newsreel).
Universal Newsreels
movies
eye 9,414
favorite 12
comment 0
(1) "Washington, DC: "An all-star cast, including actors Robert Montgomery, Adolph Menjou, and Producer Sam Wood, take the stand to tell the House Un-American Activities Committee that Hollywood is fighting to keep communism out of motion pictures." scenes of HUAC chaired by J. Parnell Thomas and its investigation of the Hollywood 10 (2) U.S. Marks Navy Day - "The Navy reveals new methods of warfare, as the U.S. celebrates Navy Day. Film round-up shows out 'first line of...
Universal Newsreels
movies
eye 1,317
favorite 3
comment 0
Jimmy Byrnes speaks (partial newsreel).
Universal Newsreels
movies
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favorite 3
comment 1
(1) "Fort Worth TX: Newest bombing plane stands five stories high, has a range of 10,000 miles with 30 tons of bombs. it is test flown with results 'beyond expectations.'" scenes of the first flight on August 8 of the Convair B-36 'Peacemaker,' the largest Air Force bomber. (2) Brazil Honors Ike - "Rio De Janeiro: Climaxing a triumphal visit to Brazil, General Eisenhower visits Brazil's military academy and reviews its crack corps of cadets." (partial newsreel)
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Universal Newsreels
movies
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favorite 5
comment 0
"In a speech to Congress, President states that Japan faces the same complete destruction that was visited upon Germany. To that end, millions of troops, and their implements of war, are being transferred more than half way around the earth. The President adds that though many key industries have already been leveled by U.S. air attack, all of Japan's industries will be completely destroyed unless Japan surrenders." (partial newsreel)
Universal Newsreels
movies
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favorite 1
comment 0
Gen. Leslie Groves speaks to Senate committee (silent except Groves' speech) (partial newsreel)
Universal Newsreels
movies
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favorite 2
comment 0
(1) John Snyder speaks (2) Postwar Life In Berlin (3) Dawn of the Atomic Age - Trinity explosion in New Mexico. (partial newsreel)
Universal Newsreels
movies
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favorite 4
comment 0
Launched with 2 solid fuel boosters on its sides, "tracking camera follows it with unbelievable clarity," and "a triumph for the Air Force." (partial newsreel)
Universal Newsreels
movies
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favorite 9
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(1) British test first H-bomb on Christmas Islands, on eve of disarmament talks (2) Algeria village victim of rebel terrorism, village of Beluza in Africa (3) new presidential helicopter lands at White House, poss to use for "evacuation in case of emergency" (4) Israel farmers (5) model plane fair in NY (partial newsreel)
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Universal Newsreels
movies
eye 1,915
favorite 4
comment 0
(1) Titan launch test from Cape Canaveral, only first stage engine tested, 2nd stage only a dummy, engine with 300,000 lbs thrust successful (2) News In Brief - Berlin mayor Willy Brandt arrives in U.S., speaks in English (3) "Virginia" - Fort Meyer VA funeral of 6 bodies returned by Russia, crew of plane shot done by Russia, no word of other 11 crew missing (partial newsreel).
Universal Newsreels
movies
eye 1,426
favorite 2
comment 0
(1)Russian H-bomb test announced by Khrushchev speech at 20th party congress; Dean Rusk speaks from UN that (2) "Animal Corner" in Siberia (partial newsreel)
Universal Newsreels
movies
eye 11,111
favorite 12
comment 2
1) Bikini test for H-Bomb again, dropped by B-52 from 55,000 ft to explode at 15,000 ft. (2) "Supersonic Sled" rocket sled test, dummy ejected (3) "Kid Stuff" - Brookfield Zoo animals (4) Seattle fishing resort "for little Isaac Waltons" - conservation (5) junior rodeo (complete newsreel)
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Universal Newsreels
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eye 5,572
favorite 7
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B-24 Liberator rolls off San Diego Consolidated "San Diego, CA: Off the assembly line comes the 5,000th B-24 to go to war. The famed bomber, nicknamed the Liberator, is ready to be off to the wars and further victories for the plane." (2) First Movies Of Gen. Tito Of Yugoslavia "Somewhere in Yugoslavia: For the first time, Marshall Tito is photographed by the motion picture camera. His Partisans have been a thorn in the Nazis' side since the day the Germans over ran the...
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Topic: 1944
Universal Newsreels
movies
eye 3,050
favorite 6
comment 1
(1) Groton CT ceremony with Truman dedicating USS Nautilus sub, to be completed in 1-2 years (2) "Koje Mop-Up. Paratroopers Finally Subdue Riotous Reds" - rioting red prisoners in stockade in Korea (3) News In Brief - guided missile bomb released from B-29 - Guizon bomb (4) New York commuter strike, people turned to buses and cars, cause traffic jams (5) 44th annual Rose Festival in Portland OR, parade of floats (6) Sports - Tottenham Hotspurs and Manchester United soccer teams play...
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Universal Newsreels
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eye 3,855
favorite 5
comment 1
1) atomic test series begins over Nevada, blast at night in early dawn (2) Norwegian sailing ship arrives in NY, refloated after sunk by Nazis(partial newsreel)
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Universal Newsreels
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favorite 1
comment 0
at Carlsbad Caverns where nuclear bomb to be exploded, tunnel for Project Knome as prelim for Project Plowshare in future, "a major step in peaceful atomic use" (partial newsreel)
Universal Newsreels
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favorite 27
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(1) B-47 a-bomb fell on house in SC, first such accident (2) Los Angeles - automatic control of machine tool production line, using punched tape, developed by Hughes Aircraft Company (partial newsreel).
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Universal Newsreels
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favorite 4
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(1)"U.S. Fires Biggest A-Bomb" - at Yucca Flats NV, balloon carries bomb aloft, cameras ready, explosion, marines in trenches (glitches) (2) Redstone rocket put on display at Grand Central Station (partial newsreel)
Universal Newsreels
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eye 11,768
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(silent) (1) Highlights of the Year - "Politics" - Truman imitates Kaltenborn after winning election; "Cold War!" - Bonn Republic took its place; "Communism!" - Tito saluting, Chiang Kai-shek, spies arrested; animals in heavy snow; airplane crash, ship fire; "Weddings!" (2) "Atom Bomb!" - UN meeting, man speaks of impasse on international control; film of bomb explosions (no sound) (complete newsreel)
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Universal Newsreels
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(1) "Japan: Dramatic pictures of atom bomb damage in Hiroshima and Nagasaki foreshadow the coming Bikini Atoll experiment. Intense heat and light of blast scarred shadows of human beings on destroyed bridges!" scenes of visual evidence of atomic damage in Hiroshima (2) Italy Joins Democracies - "Italy: Following mass demonstrations and a democratic referendum, Italian voters cast their lot with the democracies and oust their king. The majority, who voted republican, wanted 'No...
Universal Newsreels
movies
eye 3,164
favorite 5
comment 0
"Events leading Up To The Epochal Blast - Last-minute preparations for the atom bomb test at Bikini Atoll! See the planes, the ships and the men who took part in Operation Crossroads! The famed B-29, 'Dave's Dream,' takes off from Kwajalein as the entire world waits to hear that three ships were sunk and many others damaged as the fourth atom bomb in history was exploded. The results have as yet not been completely evaluated." scenes of ships positioned around lagoon, air crews...
Universal Newsreels
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favorite 36
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(1) "The dramatic film history of the atom bomb test at Bikini! Pictures of the actual bomb drop! Blasted ships and the terrible destructive force of the world's fourth atom bomb! Universal Newsreel, in cooperation with the Army and Navy, presents the motion picture drama, 'Operation Crossroads.' This film record of the historical event shows in dramatic detail the various phases of the epochal experiment, from takeoff to the awful blast that destroyed or damaged more than half the ships...
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Universal Newsreels
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eye 36,880
favorite 36
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(1) Japanese Films of atomic bomb blast at Hiroshima, released one year later (2) Underwater atom blast rocks Bikini (line down middle of film frames) Admiral Blandy commander of task force, 2nd test of Operation Crossroads, cameras point to site of underwater explosion Test Baker, mushroom cloud of explosion, carrier Saratoga finally sinks, another view of the blast from overhead airplane. (sound track cuts out at very end)
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Universal Newsreels
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(1) Personalities in the News - "General Walter Smith, U. S. Ambassador to Russia, presents his credentials at the Kremlin . . . Marlene Dietrich arrives in Paris to make a motion picture with Jean Gabin . . . Another screen celebrity, Madeline Carroll, is in Madrid for the same purpose. Doctor Nicholas Murray Butler, president emeritus of Columbia, is honored by his home town, Patterson, N.J." scenes of Walter Bedell Smith arriving in Russia (2) "Kwajalein: The finishing touches...
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Universal Newsreels
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favorite 6
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The momentous Ottawa conferences are brought to a stirring clase as President Roosevelt advises the Fuehrer to surrender now or face the calamitous ruin which has just been planned for him." - FDR, Churchill at the first Quebec (Quadrant) conference, sound of FDR speech. (partial newsreel)
Universal Newsreels
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eye 1,776
favorite 5
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(1) "Spectacular scenes as Uncle Sam tests the air defenses of New York City. From civilian 'spotters,' word comes to the plotting board in Manhattan, where officers direct the activity of interceptor planes from Mitchel Field. It's a thrilling game of chess, with our future safety at stake!" (2) "England: Countless hundreds of British fliers have been saved by speedy 'crash' boats of the R.A.F. Here you see a thrilling rescue at sea, as aviators are picked up from their...
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Universal Newsreels
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(1) - "Pres. Roosevelt cites Italy's capitulation as a victory for the Italian people, as well as for Gen. Eisenhower, as he officially opens the Third War Loan Drive." includes scenes from Fireside Chat #26 and speech sound announcing Italian surrender (2) Churchill at Harvard - "Harvard confers its coveted degree upon Winston Churchill. In his speech, the Prime Minister pledges that England will march side by side with the U.S. to complete victory." (3) Blast Nazi...
Universal Newsreels
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eye 2,948
favorite 6
comment 1
"Heroes with the Camera In England, Universal Newsreel pays its respects to the heroes who risk their lives to film the war. We see groups of the Navy camera men, Army combat photographers, aerial combat camera men, and several of the ace newsreel men. Each has his steel helmet adjusted and his camera loaded. Their feats of the past will be surpassed by their efforts in the future." (2) Invaders From The Sky "Lauringburg-Maxton Army Air Base, NC: With D-day approaching hourly, an...
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Universal Newsreels
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favorite 2
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Mayor Samuels of Philadelphia speaks. (partial newsreel)
Universal Newsreels
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"Washington, DC: President Roosevelt warns of longer hours and lower profits and calls upon all Americans for 'all out effort' to build arms for the democracies. He warns the Axis powers that America is pledged to resist all aggressor nations." scenes of FDR speaking to audience that "we in the United Nations realize the danger, and the democracies have gone into action." (partial newsreel)
Universal Newsreels
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President Proclaims Nat'l Defense Week For All Americans - Hyde Park, NY: sound of FDR speaking, declares week of Nov. 11-16 as National Defense Week, says we are united against the "would-be dictators of the world." (partial newsreel)
Universal Newsreels
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"Washington, DC: Pres. Roosevelt tells the United States that it must be on guard against enemy agents and spies! He warns against prejudices which might be exploited by Fifth Columnists and pleads for aid and for peace for the entire world!" (speech sound) includes scene from Fireside Chat #15 and silent newsreel ending "Talk of the World" (partial newsreel)